Department of English

October 2, 4:30 p.m., Rose O’Neill Literary House

This slide-laden manifesto by illustrator Robbi Behr and writer Matthew Swanson (of the small press Idiots’ Books) discusses the virtues of subscription-based art distribution, the power of selfless self-promotion, the advantages of collaboration, the pleasures of artistic freedom, the importance of saying “yes,” and the unquestionable merits of doggedness. Also included are musings on luck (what it is, whether it can be made, and how to go about getting more of it) and impatience (how it might not be as useless as we are often told).